ineedbeer (181) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mostly cracker and biscuit but there is also a bit of a honey note. there is a faint earthy hop character but it is pretty faded. Fairly bready and yeasty.
Poured a very cloudy pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. I thought I did a good job of leaving the yeast behind but clearly not.
Flavor starts with some slightly sweet cracker and biscuit malt notes. There is also some honey to the flavor but less than in the aroma. A fairly assertive bitterness is present, moderately high compared to the malt profile. Low to medium low hop flavor - earthy and woodsy. Slight astringency in the dry finish. The finish also has a bit of a yeasty flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall this is an alright beer, but I wouldn't call it good. It probably doesn't help that it was 11 months old by the time it reached me. I think I would like a bit yet yeast character and a bit more hop character.
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tampierre (355) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,yeast,grass and herbal aroma ; Hazy golden color with bigger lasting head ; Medium sweet taste with bitter finish ; Nicely balanced ; Sparkling feel ; Very pleasant beer.
jehoesefat (63) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells malty, toast and hay. Clear golden color with a foamy white head. Not particularly flavorful but it is cool and refreshing, nice on a hot day!
Melkart (64) - BRAZIL - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is a good beer. A little bit sparkling at the aftertaste, mixed with fruity taste.
Blade86 (193) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: some malty notes and fruity; Appearance: orangisch, cloudy, big and strong white head; Taste: slightly bitter, medium sweet, medium sour; Palate: medium body, thin feel, lively carbonation, quite short sweet and sour finish;
Overall: nice beer but too thin and not especially great taste, drinkable
OllieBBommel (673) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@home, 375 ml. Head: off-white. Colour: hazy, golden. Aroma: fruity (apples, pears). Taste: medium bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter finish. Overall: nice.
DylansDad (156) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slight wheat-beer-like notes in the aroma, yeast, tiny bit of malt, no hops.
Taste and mouthfeel are a real letdown. No better than the macro slosh you can get at the discount supermarket.
graham_murphy (41) - - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mild tasting ale with hints of orange and flowers. A little dry. Overall quite subtle so good for a few.
mickash (11) - - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really solid ale, especially if you’re lucky enough to get the bottom of the barrel stuff - makes it even cloudier. Lovely aromas, and rich full taste - treat with respect!
MichaelBruch (1463) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Easy going and very average Lager. Nearly tasteless and definitely nothing special.
McTapps (1463) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear light golden-yellow colour with low head and light body. Taste of mild hops, mild grains, cereals, grains, grass and thyme. Easy to drink but just no burner or nice taste. Average.